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il vecchio

110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carbonara” (28 reviews)
“pesce” (6 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel staff saying it was a good local one. We tried 3 different gnocchi plates, one canaloni and large salad. All dishes were OK but none was a great or special dish. The size of the plates...More

Thank Nis62
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

il Vecchio has the feel of a large neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is excellent...particularly the house made pasta. Tables are large and not too crowded. Service is very good and helpful. There is a full bar including a good wine list that isn't too...More

Thank Dollyamas
Reviewed 2 days ago

We actually just stumbled upon this restaurant when driving around Pacific Grove. Our hotel was in Monterey, but we tried to avoid all the tourist trap restaurants found in the Fisherman's Wharf area. We arrived at 5:00 on a Friday without a reservation and got...More

Thank neilk906
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant offers simple food but is located in the center of a vineyard Service is good and wine meets expectations when you are in such a site

Thank Elizur
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service and everything else was outstanding! Best dinner we have had in a very long time!!

Thank marikhan4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Pacific Grove for 2 nights, during our California road trip. Excellent Italian restaurant, thankfully I'd booked a table! It was extremely busy, with a constant queue. The food was incredible, and the Tiramisu was to die for! Thanks for a great night!

Thank Ruth_Ryan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The absolute next best thing to being in a Tuscan spagheteria in Italy. Family style, big plated pasta portions served by smiling wait staff table-side. Delicioso!!! Multo Amplio!!!

Thank hallt2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in after reading the reviews online and after a few letdowns the days before, we were absolutely happy. The staff is so very welcoming, especially the Sicilian waiter. Great meat and pasta dishes. Try the filet mignon, also desserts are heavenly.

Thank EG871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met friend here for lunch, limit d selection at lunch but wonderful choices and tasty food. Setting is quaint, attentive service. They also have daily pasta specials.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Il Vecchio last night, and I'm still thinking about the extraordinary meal. My partner had the seafood special of the day, which was wonderful, and I had polenta with a beef ragout, which was unbelievably delicious. Same with dessert -- chocolate cake...More

Thank FayerichNY
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25 April 2017|
Response from Robin A | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately Il Vecchio does not have outdoor seating. You may have to try one of the restaurants on Lighthouse in downtown Pacific Grove.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-4282
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Award winning authentic Italian food on the Monterey Peninsula. We serve dinner every night from 5 pm, Lunch Monday - Friday noon til 1:30 pm and Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm. You will enjoy our wine list with very reasonably priced wonderful wines. We also serve beer. We have a catering menu and host rehearsal dinners and other special occasion large parties. Our food is loved by the locals for being consistently fresh and delicious. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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